A Reporter Questioned An Ex-Teammate About Sam Hurd, And It Did Not Go Well
Glenn Davis 03:11 pm, December 19th, 2011
When (former) Bears receiver Sam Hurd was arrested last week, essentially on charges that he was a drug kingpin (who apparently included several fellow NFL players among his clients), it was inevitable that those who knew Hurd would be asked about him. And perhaps it was just as inevitable that whoever got asked the question wouldn't be too keen on addressing such a touchy subject.
At least it was inevitable in the case of Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff. Ratliff, who played with Hurd from 2006 through last season, got asked about his old teammate on Friday by Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas. We're not sure what happened between whatever the initial question was and what you see below, but suffice to say things didn't end well:
We're especially curious about what happened because in the aftermath, Watkins expressed regret about his conduct. He said he wished he'd just walked away, so maybe he responded in kind when Ratliff got confrontational? Also, by not walking away, Watkins displayed some brass ones, since Ratliff is not a small man. Either way, the next interaction between these two (which will likely happen sooner rather than later, if it hasn't already, since Watkins works the Cowboys beat) will probably be a little awkward.